Rhus ovata

Sugar bush. Shrub or small tree 15-20’ in height and spreading 20-25’ wide. Stems of glossy leathery leaves 2-4” long, trough-shaped and pointed, exhibit dense clusters of cream or pink flowers from March to May, followed by groupings of large red-brown fruit coated with a sugary secretion. Sugar bush can be used along the coast where it is not exposed to salt spray and sea winds. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils. Durable, it will tolerate many months of summer drought. Useful on slopes for erosion control and screening. Hardy to 20F. Southwestern United States.

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